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Concealed Carry Training Offered by…Churches?

jclemons Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:16 PM
What I think that many Americans (particularly in my opinion, not claiming its spot on, just mine) and Christians need to think about more is how the 1st Amendment and 2nd Amendment knit together, by design of brilliant Founders who knew history (like we DON"T) to protect freedom of speech and assembly and religion. Too many take the 1st amendment rights (and responsibilities) way to much for granted, and don't realize that words and pens, as powerful as they may be, aren't enough to protect those rights. As long as citizens buy and own guns, the implication is: don't tread on my neighbor, or me. Founders EXPECTED all men to own guns and be able to use them safely and with skill, because standing armies were very mistrusted...why?

Churches are always looking for new ways to reach out to people—especially men. Some houses of worship across the U.S. have ostensibly found the answer: Offer concealed-carry weapons training. The Daily has the details:

In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.

“Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at...

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